Postgraduate taught 

Mechanical Engineering MSc

Mechanics Of Solids And Structures ENG5053

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Engineering
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

Part 1: To equip students to reliably and accurately predict the deformation of selected geometric and materially nonlinear systems, subject to force and displacement loading, using modern finite element (FE) methods.

Part 2: To provide a practical illustration of the use and abuse of nonlinear finite element analysis.

Timetable

4 lectures per week

Assessment

60% Degree examination - 1.5 hours, 2 questions from 3

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

Part 1: To equip students to reliably and accurately predict the deformation of selected geometric and materially nonlinear systems, subject to force and displacement loading, using modern finite element (FE) methods.

Part 2: To provide a practical illustration of the use and abuse of nonlinear finite element analysis.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Part 1: On successful completion of the course, students will be:
· familiar with the mechanics of selected geometric and materially nonlinear systems
· able to select and apply appropriate nonlinear models for elastic, elastic/plastic and damaging materials
· able to perform manual and computational FE analyses of such nonlinear systems subject to force and displacement loading.
· aware of the limitations of modelling and analysis for such structures and of the potential for error in the analysis of real structures.

Part 2: On successful completion of the practical assignment, students will be able to:
· construct a valid finite element model of a selected nonlinear problem (axisymmetric forging)
· critically interpret the results of the analysis.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Satisfactory attendance at lectures and attendance at degree examination